Stand-up Scientists

Quick: in three minutes, in front of a non-scientist crowd, explain how harnessing photosynthesis can help feed the world's growing population. That's what the winner of the Famelab International "stand-up scientist" contest, Padraic Flood did, writes George Zarkadakis at the Guardian's Notes & Theories blog.

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